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Journal of the Korean Academy of Family Medicine 1991;12(1):30-35.
Published online January 1, 1991.
A comparative study on family function between the psychiatric families and the normal families.
Kyu Rae Lee, Jong Han Lim, Mi Kyung Oh, Hye Ree Lee, Bang Bu Youn
정신 질환가족과 정상 가족의 가족 기능 비교 연구
윤방부, 이혜리, 오미경, 임종한, 이규래
연세대학교의과대학 가정의학교실
It required 4 months to collect data(May 1-August 31, 1989), its data were collected by the FACESⅢ questionare that the 56 families of high school students were regarded as the normal functioning families, the 56 families of the inpatients and outpatients of the Shinchon Severance Hospital psychiatry deptment as the dysfunction families.
Its result were as follows.
1. In psychiatric families, the total scores of cohesion and adaptability were significantly lower than those of normal families.
2. In the levels related to cohesion and adaptability, those of the normal families were adaquate (separated & connected, flexible & structured) but those of psychiatric families were disengaged cohesion type and rigid adaptability type.
3. The family types of normal families showed that balanced types were higher significantly than the extreme types, but vice versa in psychiatric families.
4. No difference was noted in family type related to psychiatric disease.


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